Kenmore 90 series motor humms at start and sometimes won't turn on


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Old 09-08-10, 09:16 AM
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Kenmore 90 series motor humms at start and sometimes won't turn on

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I have a Kenmore 90 series, model 110.779.02792, gas laundry dryer, bought in 1999. Upon pushing the start button, the motor would hum and not turn the bin. I gave it a helper start, rotating the basket by hand at startup and it now is working for 3 loads.

I believe the motor is going bad. Could it be anything else?

I wonder if I should spend $133+tax for the new motor, dryer is 11 years old.
 
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Old 09-08-10, 02:56 PM
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yes you need a motor, keep the vent to the outside clean and dryer should give many more years service.
 
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Thanks, new motor did the job. I also had to buy a new blower wheel as the old one would not come off the shaft.
 
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Old 09-16-10, 03:13 PM
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I should of told you that, just forgot.
 
 

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